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Where Cultures Meet : Frontiers in Latin American History - Jane M. Rausch

Where Cultures Meet

Frontiers in Latin American History

By: Jane M. Rausch (Editor), David J. Weber (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9780842024785
Number Of Pages: 222

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In Where Cultures Meet, editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier' to mean more than 'border, ' Weber and Rausch regard frontiers as the geographic zones of interaction between distinct cultures. Each essay in the volume illuminates the recipro-cal influences of the 'pioneer' culture and the 'frontier' culture, as they contend with each other and their physical environment.p The transformative power of frontiers gives them special interest for historians and anthropologists. Delving into the frontier experience below the Rio Grande, Where Cultures Meet is an important collection for anyone seeking to understand fully Latin American history and culture.

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In Where Cultures Meet, David Weber and Jane Rausch have assembled a remarkable set of insightful essays on the very different roles frontiers have played in shaping both North American and latin American development. By standing on 'the outside looking in, ' the essayists not only provide a new perspective on our own frontier experience, they mount a compelling argument for the value of the comparative approach to frontier history. By treating both contemporary Latin American urban frontiers and the transformation in the Brazilian Amazon, this collection of essays brings dramatic relevance and urgency to the discussion. A truly significant contribution.--Howard R. Lamar, Yale University

The Significance of the Frontier in American Historyp. 1
Latin-American Frontiersp. 19
Frontier Barbarismp. 26
The Frontier in Hispanic Americap. 33
The Frontiers of Hispanic Americap. 42
The Great Frontierp. 51
The Great Frontier: Freedom and Hierarchyp. 64
New World Frontiers: Comparisons and Agendasp. 72
Reflections on the Ibero-American Frontier Mission as an Institution in Native American Historyp. 87
The Encomienda in Paraguayp. 99
Frontier Warfare in Colonial Chilep. 115
"Black Transfrontiersmen": The Caribbean Maroonsp. 123
Family, Frontiers, and a Brazilian Communityp. 130
National Identity and the Frontierp. 141
The Gaucho in Argentina's Quest for National Identityp. 151
Bandeirantes and Pioneersp. 165
"Two-Step" Migration and Upward Mobility on the Frontier: The Safely Valve Effect in Pejibaye, Costa Ricap. 173
Violence on the Frontierp. 188
Frontier Expansion and Indian Peoples in the Brazilian Amazonp. 196
Social Change on the Latin American Frontierp. 212
Suggested Readingsp. 225
Suggested Filmsp. 231
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ISBN: 9780842024785
ISBN-10: 0842024786
Series: Jaguar Books on Latin America
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.19  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.39

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